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The Sixth Glass - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,931 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,931
Reviews: 664
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.33%
Wants: 126
Gots: 267 | FT: 12
Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co. visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
”Do you know what dwells in a glass?” asks Ole, in Hans Christian Andersen's The Watchman of the Tower. Better known for stories such as The Little Mermaid, Andersen wrote this short, cautionary tale for a somewhat older audience. Our quadrupel ale, also meant for the mature connoisseur, is a deep and mysterious libation, dark auburn and full-bodied, its sweetness deceptive. As Ole describes the glasses in turn, their contents become more ominous until, in the sixth glass...

22 IBU

(Beer added by: Bitterbill on 11-15-2007)
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naproxen

District of Columbia

4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Hi, my name is Aliza and I am a Sixth Glass-a-holic. Long time fan, first time review :)

This is one of the smoothest quads I have enjoyed for awhile now, and age really just does magic for it. Yet at the same time, I feel the smooth sailing stems from a lighter body than I expect from the style.

Oh yes, hello head. Bubbles right up a good two inches before very slowly settling down. The color is a light mahogany, with a much deeper brown sugar/orange presence when put closer to the light.

This one really mellows with age, especially where the alcohol burn is concerned. This particular batch #67somethingorother (only part of the label missing amazingly is the last few digits) is showing much tasty raisin, cherry, and a touch o' alcohol, enough to dry it down a touch.

This is, for me, a very easy drinking quad. I love it for that fact. However, I almost like the more masochistic quads that make you cry uncle.

Many thanks to all who have assisted me with obtaining this beer over time :)

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2009 01:16:30 | More by naproxen
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jjayjaye

New York

4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy light mahogany color with full fingered auburn head that resists fading and a nice amount of Belgian lacing left behind. The smell is sweet malty Belgian yeast and doughy caramel. Adequately carbonated and full bodied, there is an initial sharpness and spicy character to the mouth feel. The flavors are a mirror of the nose. The 10.5% ABV is well integrated. A very nice drinker.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2009 21:04:15 | More by jjayjaye
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blackie

California

4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: westmalle chalice, attractive dense head with small - almost imperceptible - mounds collected on the surface, bright garnet in color

s: sweet-tart cherry and green apple with a moderate candy apple sweetness, candi sugar, mild sour funk, sweet minty booze, delicate herbal hops, complex and aromatic

m: carbonation on the full side and silky, medium-full bodied but without any

t: red apple sweetness with other treefruits - raisin and date perhaps - and undertones of herbal hops, candi sugar, a touch boozy but more a compliment than offense, a moderate aged hop bitterness pushes the fruits form the finish, nice flavor but lacking the subtle complexity to push the flavor into the top-tier range

d: a sipper for sure, the 750 put me down

received in trade approximately a year ago, probably from dirtylou, or perhaps from a kinder fellow

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2009 05:04:34 | More by blackie
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pokesbeerdude

Colorado

3.8/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up a while ago from Wilbur's in Ft. Collins, around $9. 750ml batch no. 58312 into Chimay Goblet.

A: Deep red, verging on brown with a huge white cap about an inch thick that lingers around nicely, big sticky gobs of lacing. Very cloudy as well. Nice looking beer.

S: Caramel and green apples, slightly spicy, doesn't really have a whole lot going on. Pleasant smelling, just not really exciting. Very genuine smelling Belgian yeast strain, just not a whole lot going on.

T: Caramel, with a hint of smokyness underlying, definite roasted malt presence, quite sweet as well, slightly bitter, but its a little more towards the booze bitterness than a hop profile. Not as spicy as other quads. Apples and sweetness are really upfront, everything else lies underneath. Slightly metallic which knocks it down a bit, but still a fair beer. Not the best quad though.

M: Medium, slight alcohol warmth, fairly dry, lightly carbonated, goes down fairly smooth for the 10.5% tag.

D: Fairly easy drinking, but it doesn't really all fit together, something tells me this beer may need to be beefed up one way or another in the brewhouse. Needs something, and I can't quite put my finger on it. Maybe a little bit more of a strong beer presence, which this lacks, seems a little separated is the best way for me to describe it. Okay beer, but won't seek out again.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2009 06:42:48 | More by pokesbeerdude
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.98/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Batch 68319

Poured into Corsendonk Goblet.

Massive 2 finger head. Creamy beige in color. Good retention. Leaves some splattered lace. Color is a dark hazy bark brown with hints of light chocolate. Good looking beer.

Aroma: Deep grape and plume aroma. A lot of dried fruits. Biscuits, fresh earthy hops, plums, alcohol, raisins. Wine-like aroma mixed with a lot of malts. Very complex.

Taste: Tons of malts mixed with alcohol and dried fruits. Plums, raisins, grapes. A big flavor. A lot of earthy hops are there to balance this beer.

Mouthfeel: Boozy, sweet, and creamy. Wow, this is like taking a shot. Full bodied, a fairly high amount of carbonation. Leaves a big boozy/dark fruit flavored aftertaste. One of the only parts of this beer that I didn't prefer.

Overall, I really liked this beer. A ton of of flavor, a tad boozy, but that was expected. Splitting the 750 is a great idea. Good beer from Blvd, but make sure you aren't drinking it alone.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2009 19:10:02 | More by mothman
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kels

Virginia

3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to pwoods for bringing this along to christen my new apartment in Virginia. Split the bomber with him and bamadog.

Appearance: The pour into my snifter yields a hazy toasted brown color with hints of red. Swirls of filmy white lace and a ring of tan bubbles around the glass sit atop the liquid. Spotty lace hangs along the glass.

Smell: Smell is slightly metallic like tin or aluminum. Dry toastiness and sweet caramel come through, along with a hint of alcohol stringency. Dark chewy cherries or raisins accompany.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Feel is moderate - thin in mouth but fizzy in back. Slightly syrupy and sticky in taste and feel, with very toasty, caramel malt. Dark sweet fruit and very light yeast show up in the swallow, and the alcohol is nicely drying.

Drinkability: Pretty satisfying beer, but the alcohol really sneaks up on you fast. It seems to be more highly drinkable than it should be.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2009 14:52:09 | More by kels
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bamadog

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Extra special thanks to Pwoods for bringing this to Virginia. Bottle split between Pwoods, myself and Kels.

Appearance: Pours a deep rusty and murky brown (too mucrky to see if there is carbonation bubbling up, so it's a bit of an exciting mystery to see what the mouthfeel is going to be like on this bad boy) that is a bit of a toffee color; no real head to speak of, just a thin ring on the surface; leaves spotty lacing that doesn't last.

Smell: Deep toasty caramel malts dominates the nose with a slight whiff of alcohol creeping up with some darker fruit essences -- overall, the nose comes across to me as a little weak but I'm loving those malts...

Taste: Bombarded by those toasty caramel malts in the mouth and a nice presence of alcohol to boot -- there is definitely some deeper and darker sweet fruits in there that are a bit figgy and spicey.

Mouthfeel: Nice and chewy with a viscous body and moderate carbonation that is coupled with a high ABV to keep the mouth warm and tingly, along with the throat and chest; a very solid coating is left on the roof of the mouth.

Drinkability: I'm going a little higher on this than I should because of that 10+% ABV, but it is pretty damn tasty and I really like the mouthfeel that allows me to continue tasting those malts.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2009 14:33:11 | More by bamadog
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erosier

Connecticut

3.88/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

L: Pours a cloudy amber orange color with a very large tan colored head that laces the glass a whole lot all the way down.
S: Smells of alcohol at first, then it has aromas of sweetly roasted malts, a hint of caramelized malt, figs, vinous fruits, and some other fruit aromas I can't put my finger on.
T: Tastes like the nose. A whole palette of flavors from the roasted and caramelized malts to the fruity flavors that flow into more vinous fruit flavors followed by a big alcohol kick at the end.
M: Very complex, warming, perfect amount of carbonation.
D: Pretty drinkable, it has a ton of alcohol and a ton of flavor, which is why they call it a quad I suppose. Good beer for sure but I had to split the bomber with a buddy.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2009 19:56:36 | More by erosier
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tai4ji2x

Massachusetts

3.65/5  rDev -12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

thanks to goatgoat for the trade

750ml w cork and cage. batch 68256. tasted in late april/may 2009.

dark brown amber, clear under the light. huge, light beige head, slowly recedes to relatively stable 2mm layer. thin but consistent rings of lace all down the glass.

aroma: fruity figs, dats, with light anise and licorice notes. grassy, herbal hop note. candied caramel. mild phenols, and also a slight fusel character in back.

taste: similar fruit and candied caramel, with grassy, hay-like hop giving moderate bitterness. some spices come out with the phenols and alcohol, which are a bit more than i'd like, however.

light to medium body, with some astringency, esp from the phenols. creamy, fluffy carbonation but ends up accentuating the phenols further.

are there people that really just enjoy phenols? i wonder...

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2009 04:52:49 | More by tai4ji2x
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mhatters

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 75cl cork-finished bottle into a Duvel glass

Pours a deep amber with a very large, fluffy, off-white head. Hazy.

Dark fruit,candi sugar, and some phenolic notes. A very interesting and exciting nose.

Spicy, sweet, and fruity. Raisins, apple, and plum. The alcohol comes through at the end.

Lots of carbonation, the alcohol really adds some heat at the the finish.

I love Quads - this is a very good quad, more in the Belgian style than some of the other, lighter American-styled quads. I really like this beer

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2009 23:43:24 | More by mhatters
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bennetj17

Arizona

3.63/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle from 2007. Hazy, caramel-orange color, with thin foam. The foam doesn't hold well leaving just a ring and a few suds. The aroma is pleasantly sweet and sugary with some nice esters. Don't get any note of the alcohol really.

The taste is also quite sweet. I very much get a flavor of pancakes with maple syrup. Not alot of balance to this, would have liked some more of the estery fruit character to shine through in the flavor and add some complexity. There is an herbal-like earthiness in the mix. The alcohol is not too hot, probably due to the age? Mouthfeel is actually quite light. The carbonation is decent, but should be more rich and creamy with the foam.

Overall a little too one-dimensional with it's sweetness. I unfortunately have to compare it with some pretty great examples of the style, and it just doesn't stack up to its true Belgian counterparts. A decent value...

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2009 06:22:43 | More by bennetj17
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IowaHawkeyesFan

Iowa

4.8/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

i absolutely love this beer, its not the best quad i have ever tasted but the price on it makes it my #1. and i love the corked bottle.

it pours a dark slightly hazy brown color, with a thick head that sticks for quite awhile. the smell is of roasted malts and a hint of some chocolate. taste is amazing, its got got a good sweet malt backbone with a good amount of bitterness to ad little zest to it. even at 10.5% you cant taste the alcohol at all.

its not as drinkable as some beers but i only need a pint or two of this and im ready to pass out. it could easily by my favorite beer but i have so many i havnt tried yet.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2009 12:53:01 | More by IowaHawkeyesFan
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slaintemhor

Oregon

4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I haven't tried much from this brewer as we don't get their products in my state, but luckily their products are showing up in a neighboring state (about six miles away). The color of this was a dense, dark amber with tinge of garnet (when held against the light). The nose was redolent of sweet, spicy malt. On the palate, a quick burst of tiny bubbles followed by brown sugar, caramel and turbinado, then a slight bitterness on the palate and a long finish.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2009 06:24:14 | More by slaintemhor
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ccrida

Oregon

3.73/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into my large St. Fueillien tulip, The Sixth Glass is a hazy dark brown with a large off-white head, tight and creamy, and slow to subside, leaving sheets of foamy lace.

Smell is sweet and fruity, nothing really distinct for the style, a touch of blood like iron.

Taste is really heavy on the raisin - whoa! Spicy, not overly alcoholic, really just dominated by the cured grapes, too much special b I'd guess, if not an out-right additive. Not bad, just heavy-handed, lacking complexity. I paired it with a cigar, which was worked well - it stood up to the robustness of the tobacco, but I didn't feel like I was missing anything.

Mouthfeel has a heavy, creamy carbonation, a bit of crispness but not exactly sharp. I've come to recognize this as the trademark of the Boulveard Belgians. The higher ABV is particularly drying, but overall it's pretty digestible.

Drinkability is pretty good, a decent quad, but lacking the depth you find in the best examples of the style. Still, I appreciate the strong flavor, a fine second choice, it certainly held up to the cigar quite well. Also, not a bad price for the packaging, another hallmark of the smokestack line.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2009 05:34:28 | More by ccrida
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BitterPachyderm

Indiana

4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle, corked and caged, courtesy stephens101. Batch #68235...

Another brew poured into an oversized wine glass. One finger of lively tan head. A deep orange almost red body, very clean looking.

The first whiff is of pure unadulerated alcohol, but as it sits, it mellows out into a Belgian mine field of aromas. Toffee, burnt caramels, and cherries explode your senses and let lose hints of peaches, grapes, and leather. Very vinious in the nose. So complex, yet childishly simple...

I don't think that my tongue was ready for the goodness...cherries, grapes, honey, and raisins at the forefront with a surprising bittersweet chocolate finish, Exceptionally sweet in a good way...

This is a rich and full bodied brew with just the perfect amount of carbonation. Heavenly in your mouth...

The alcohol is there, but it's not inhibiting to the experience. I probably could have had two of these if I wanted to get John Daly style drunk.

I was extremely surprised by how good this beer was. It was totally unexpected, so many flavors hitting me at once, all of them vying for my love...so damn good! It seemed like the perfect marriage of candied malts and dark fruit, a great all around quad. I'd like to know if this ages well...a part of me says no, but that may be because I have another bottle sitting down in the cellar. Bring on a Westy 12 somebody!!

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2009 20:42:17 | More by BitterPachyderm
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jpaltan

Texas

4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cork shot out of bottle, but luckily no foaming issues out of the bottle. Beer heavily carbonated, but quickly dampens down to some clinging on side of glass and on top of beer. Beer is muddy brown and very dark. Smell is quite appealing, with notes of dark fruit, especially cherry and plum. maltiness is there too. taste follows smell with hints of cherry and fig. Beer is syrupy and nicely carbonated. Some bitterness in the finish, but minimal. Beer is tasty as hell and highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2009 01:13:15 | More by jpaltan
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glid02

Georgia

4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a bottle at Hyvee in Columbia, MO.

Pours a murky copper-brown color with a one-finger light tan head. The head recedes fairly quickly into a thin pancake on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of pears, plums, and light figs coated with brown sugar. As the beer warms a bit of spiciness presents itself along with very slight hints of toffee.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Malt and brown sugar flavors are joined immediately by medium and dark fruits - again pears, plums, and figs. Near the end of the sip a spiciness a bit more pronounced than in the smell comes out before a sweet and surprisingly small alcoholic ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It's a bit on the thin side for a quad but the carbonation is nice and active.

Drinkability is good. I didn't have a problem finishing my glass and could easily have a few more.

I haven't had a whole lot of quads from US brewers, but this one was one of the better ones I remember. Definitely worth a shot.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2009 21:46:52 | More by glid02
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BuckeyeNation

Iowa

3.83/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

"In the sixth glass sits the Devil himself. He is a little well-dressed man, most charming and pleasant. He understands everything you say. He even brings a lamp to light your way... not to your home, but to his."

--from The Watchman of the Tower, by Hans Christian Anderson

Caramel-covered pumpkin with blurry tangerine borders. The golden beige colored crown is ferociously fizzy and doesn't have terrific texture. Rockiness and stickiness are nowhere in sight. The score is still respectable because the liquid portion of the appearance looks good.

The nose isn't as malty or as rich as expected. It's sour fruity, with a moderate amount of yeasty spiciness. If nothing else, TSG should prove to be an interesting take on a Belgian quadrupel by a brewery who did a damn fine job with Long Strange Tripel.

Perhaps time and warming will improve things (note: they do), but the first few ounces tell me that The Sixth Glass isn't a world-class quad. It is pretty tasty though, and is becoming more so as the first glassful is almost gone. The biggest problem is a lack of body, which is almost always a complexity killer.

For a beer designed to hold up for at least five years, a mere 18 months in the bottle shouldn't have broken it down this much. Once some of the fizzier bubbles fade, the mouthfeel does firm up and become respectable in the end.

The flavor profile is reminiscent of a BSDA with medium-dark fruits rather than dark fruits. The cornucopia includes apricots, peaches and figs. Maybe even tangy plums, but nothing as dark as raisins. Steely caramel is as dark as the malt component gets. A solid smack of clove-like spiciness rounds things out in fine fashion. Looks like this is pretty tasty beer after all is said and done.

Boulevard The Sixth Glass Quadrupel Ale isn't as good as Long Strange Tripel, but I'm glad that it's readily available in my local grocery and I'm thrilled that it's only $7.99 per bottle. Even though I wouldn't sell my soul to Beelzebub for a bottle, this is a more than decent effort that deserves a look for anyone even remotely interested in the style.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2009 21:25:16 | More by BuckeyeNation
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Fatduck

Minnesota

3.7/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into my Smokestack series glass, how could I resist? Its a beautiful brown that turns ruby red when held to the light. Smooth fluffy looking head, never quiet goes away.

Smell is deep, and rich, caramel and raisins come to mind first. Very smooth taste, with a bit of heat from the alcohol, just a touch too much.

Thick and creamy this is a beer that stands up and say "Hey, drink me idiot!"

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2009 02:59:48 | More by Fatduck
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Jwale73

Rhode Island

3.95/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Courtesy of ballewblake. 750ml bottle (batch 68081) served in my Allagash tulip. Pours copper in color, slightly hazy, with a half-inch off-white head; much lighter than your typical quad. Lots of floaties, but no lacing during the tasting. Nose is dark fruit, candi sugar and booze. Taste follows nose but I also get figs or apricots. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, lightly effervescent with some astringency at the finish. Easy drinking, but not as big as your typical quad-a little closer to a tripel in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2009 02:26:21 | More by Jwale73
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mwilbur

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from 750 mL (batch 68081) into snifter.
A: Pours a cloudy brownish orange with 2 inch light tan carbonated head. Interesting...not what I was expecting.
S: Strong piney hops with a background of citrus hops...again not what I was expecting. Faint hint of banana comes through as this warms.
T: Well balanced roast malt and less hops (still the pine and citrus) here than in the aroma. The hops still come out on top though.
M: Surprisingly light. Fairly strong effervescent carbonation. Sharp, but not biting, hop note. Definitely not what I was expecting from a quad.
D: Exceptionally drinkable...especially for a quad. ABV very well hidden...although it does eventually catch up with you. This is an interesting and very good take on the style. Highly recommended to seek out and try. A versatile brew that would do well on it's own, with a meal, or as an after dinner drink. I've always been a fan of Boulevard and now with their Smokestack series I'm becoming a huge fan. Well done!
I have more of these and it will be interesting to see how this matures with cellaring.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2009 04:33:00 | More by mwilbur
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czechsaaz

Washington

3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Very fruity ale aroma. I get cherries and raisins and peaches. Malt aroma is pretty restrained but some dark caramel is there. First few sniffs there was some fuesal alchol but that dissipated pretty quickly.

Copper colored with a thick tan head that lasts and is fed by lots or rising columns of bubbles. Not much lacing. It's there but it drops back into the main head pretty quickly.

Nice malty flavor right off. Lots of deep crystal-type, maybe some munich flavor. Hop bitterness is pretty high so the beer is significantly drier than most Quads. There's a bread like flavor that I'm not sure if it's the yeast or maybe some biscuit malt. There's lots more fruit flavor too and the same types as the aroma. But again, there's a distracting level of alcohol flavor, not over-strong but you can definitely taste it.

Very highly carbonated, maybe even a little rough. Full bodied and very warming in the mouth and stomach from the alcohol.

Drinkability is within the style, but that's challenging. It's a big beer that wears it's strength in obvious ways. But it's a pretty good sipper.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2009 07:26:39 | More by czechsaaz
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froghop

Washington

3.73/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pours a dark brown with a ruby tint, a very large head, and good lacing.

smell is of dark fruit, malt, oatmeal, a bit of cocoa, and burnt caramel.

taste is smooth, malty, some cocoa, some dark fruit, and brown sugar, ends smooth and a little bitter.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2009 02:50:01 | More by froghop
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jacobseyb

Alabama

4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A=pours a deep ruby with ample off white head

S=nice smell of spice, bananas, and alcohol, some maltiness

T=very nice balance with malts up front and finishes with spicy aftertaste and alcohol

M=very tight carbonation that tickles, and warms

D=good, enjoyable beer alcohol hinders drinkability not because of taste.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2009 03:15:59 | More by jacobseyb
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alexgash

Connecticut

4.4/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle, corked and caged. Batch number: 68044.

A loud pop and a hissing pour reveal a hazy, glowing amber with ruby edges. Big, rocky, towering, light khaki head that sticks to the sides of the glass nicely. Nose shows off sweet candy sugar, dark tropical fruits, raisins, a hint of bubble gum, and some yeasty sweet bread.

Toasted malts and singed banana bread up front. Sweet tropical fruits and bananas follow. Layers of plums, pears, and raisins come in, with hints of toffee, and coconut rum. Yeasty, with lingering ripe banana and toffee in the finish. Warming. Full-bodied, with a thick, smooth feel. Delicious and very well done!

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2009 00:47:26 | More by alexgash
The Sixth Glass from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,931 ratings.